Over the past three summers, the fire hydrants in Menasha have received a facelift. Tom Miller, a resident of the city, made it his duty to restore the dull, pink fire hydrants to a new, bright red.
“I’m up to a hundred hydrants so far and just having fun doing it, and making things nice in the city… and that’s the key… is to do something nice,” said Miller.
He began the summer of 2020, all because he wanted to do something good for the city. “I was thinking of things to do that’s nice for Menasha. My dad was a former fire chief from 1979 to 1994. My wife’s dad was a fire chief at Kimberly Clark,” said Miller.
The good deed he chose was painting the fire hydrants. He goes out on free mornings and paints four or five a day.